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The General Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Sarham Jamil revealed that a Major, 2 Staff Sergeants and 11 Soldiers from 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt were, on Saturday, court-martialled.

The court-martialling conducted at the Headquarters of 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt was as a result of various offences committed by the affected persons that include murder, kidnapping and assault, desertion, attempted murder, disobedience to standing orders and conducts prejudice to service.


In his speech at the inauguration of the General Court Martial, Major General Jamil, stated that the offences for which the accused persons were being tried ranges from murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, desertion, offences in relation to public and services property, disobedience to standing orders and conducts prejudice to service discipline.

 

He said that all the offences were punishable under the Armed Forces Act CAP A20 Law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.


He further submitted that the Headquarters of 6 Division had painstakingly selected credible officers as members of the Court Martial to ensure fair hearing and justice.